Sunday, July 19, 2009

Day 9 of 16 - Blog Memes & More

It is a lazy Sunday afternoon. Zzzzzzzzz. I'm going to make a blog post, then get some work done for a friend I'm helping with something, then start up on season 4 of Lost. Yee haw!

I have a blog task to accomplish from the always hilarious yet very classy Mr. C involving the following:

I would like to know a few very important things about you, along with some photographic evidence preferably. If you were going to allow us to spend a night at YOUR home, I would like to know the following:

1. What books are on your favorite shelf?
2. What DVD's are on your favorite shelf?
3. What are your TWO favorite cookbooks.
4. Select 1-3 recipes you will cook for your special guest.
5. What will we be drinking that is available?

Yeah, I blatantly copied and pasted that! Ha! Take that!!

So I took some photos this morning, and here they are! Here comes my EXCITING life!.... Please strap yourself in, put all tray tables up, and stop kicking the chair seat in front of you.

Yes, an artsy sideways-shot of my little book collection. You can't see my carved black cat bookends, though! Witness my collection of books on Buddhism, my IBS cookbook, Harry Potter, the script of my favorite movie ever (on the far right), a little David Sedaris, my signed Paula Deen cookbook, and yes .... Baby Animals. A WHOLE BOOK filled with nothing but adorable photos of baby animals. It is the bomb.

Also my current three library books. I've been into real "heavy" books lately, like people scraping away from drug addiction or having family members suddenly up and kick the bucket and stuff.

My DVD selection is broken up into two sections; here's the left side (pardon the crinkly cat toy there). My favorite movie ever on the top left.

And the right side. Yeah, I have The OC boxsets. Don't hate! Also a double-bonus, you can see the majority of my cookbooks.

Look, turn your head sideways because I forgot to rotate the image! We'd DEFINITELY be having some gruyere fondue!! I loooove cheese fondue......... :) With bread squares, preferably sourdough and french, but a little pumpernickel wouldn't hurt either.

And you really can't go wrong with -anything- from Emeril. I had duck at his restaurant in Orlando and it was really otherworldly. I've never made this, because duck isn't cheap (as are most of the ingredients, I'm sure), but once I make my first million I'll have it every night!

As for drinks, how about one of my absolute favorite table wines? And yes, you'll find all of these bottles are -empty-, as they've already been heavily enjoyed! ;)

And my quintessential favorite, Disaronno. On the rocks, please!

That's all I've got -- I'm not going to tag anyone in particular, because I'm not sure how comfortable everyone is in showing this sort of stuff, and some people prefer to keep their blog life and their personal life separate in certain aspects! But if you're interested, I'd LOVE for some more people to pick this up and do it. :) I love seeing stuff from other people's lives.

I also have an award from the awesome Moonjava that I'll probably get to tomorrow, because all that thinking about cheese fondue suddenly got me very VERY hungry... wonder what cheeses are in the fridge now?? Mua ha ha ha.....!!!!


JennyMac said...

Such great books...and I am in love with cook books too. And who doesn't adore Conundrum?

And thank you for your wonderful comment on my bday post. Happy Sunday.

Mr. Condescending said...

Oh I'm comin over, I haven't had fondue in forever and I love gruyere!

I can't see what the movie is clear enough on my bb. :(

ladytruth said...

I'm with Mr. C as I'm dying of curiosity to see the title of that movie :(

Love The OC boxsets!!! Used to be an addicted fan of Ryan's I-always-seem-to-get-in-trouble adorable little face and Seth's quirky sayings :) And who doesn't love the charismatic, egotistical dr. Troy from Nip/Tuck?!

Have a great Sunday!

noelle said...

Good call on the Conundrum - clever name and delish wine!

A unsolicited fondue tip for ya - I always add a few drops of Worcestershire (yeah, however the hell ya spell it) to it to give it a nice depth.

the girl with the pink teacup said...

Nice one, Sami - lurve the artsy-fartsy angle on the bookshelf shot. When can I come over for the fondue??

Oh, and the favourite movie appears to be "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead". Notice she also has a copy of the play sitting on that bookshelf of hers... Sami, you've got excellent taste.

Susan said...

Can you put another place setting out for me? Yummy, fondue!

Great collection of books and DVDs. I concur with 'the girl with the pink teacup.' You have excellent taste!

Have a great day!

Lana said...

i came over from mr. c's place and i have to say i'm thrilled to hear about gruyere fondue!!

p-huong said...

Stopping by from Mr. C's. Fondue sounds fantastic. Also, I've never tried Disaronno. While in LA, they over played those commercials and I just got sick of the Disaronno guy and his lame bar tending skills. I'll give it a try if you have another bottle.